Post claiming to have the support of a total of 170 MLAs, the Shiv Sena will now request the Maharashtra Governor to invite the single largest party to form the next government in the state.
Earlier in the day, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut had claimed that his party has the support of 170 MLAs and is capable of forming the next government in Maharashtra, without the support of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
"We have more than 170 MLAs supporting us, the figure can even reach 175," he said while addressing a press conference in Mumbai.
Meanwhile, Office of Maharashtra Governor has said that Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut along with other senior party leaders are scheduled to meet Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Monday.
"The impasse continues. So far no discussion on the formation of the government has taken place. If talks happen it will only be on the chief minister's post. There is no communication gap from our side," Sanjay Raut added.
"Shiv Sena's not sitting in the market. Talks will only happen on the post of Chief Minister. If something is not decided mutually then we will show our power and make the chief minister from our party. People of Maharashtra want CM from Shiv Sena and also want liers to sit at home," he reiterated.
The Shiv Sena leader's remarks came after the Bharatiya Janata Party rejected its demand for sharing the chief minister's post.
Sanjay Raut earlier this week held parleys with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar amid speculation that Shiv Sena might claim stakes to form the government with the support from NCP and Congress.
The current term of Maharashtra government ends on November 8.